About us



Our team of TOP executives are long-term employees and experienced specialists in their fields. They have extensive know-how, years of experience on the tourism market and an in-depth knowledge of the Group's offering, which ensures effective implementation of our strategy.

Vitalij Rakovski
Chief executive officer (CEO)


Vitalij Rakovski has joined Novaturas in 2022. He has accumulated many years of experience in business development, mergers and acquisitions, investment attraction and financial management. Vitalij has previously held managing positions in the leading local and international capital business groups such as "Ignitis group", "Ernst & Young", "Maxima Group" and others, where he has also been appointed as a member of the Board.

He has obtained a bachelor's degree in business administration and management at Vilnius University.

Ieva Galvydienė
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)


Ieva Galvydienė has joined Novaturas in 2006 and started her career as sales manager. Since then  Ieva has been responsible for the coordination of the sales department groupwise and since 2011 has been head of sales for Lithuanian market. In the end of 2019  I. Galvydienė started new position as head of  Novaturas group Aviation department. 

She has graduated  from Faculty of Humanities at Vytautas Magnus University and gained English philology bachelors degree.

Vygantas Reifonas
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


Vygantas Reifonas has joined Novaturas in 2023. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial  management, organisation development, risk management, etc. Mr. Reifonas has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Baltic Mill, a Baltic grain processing group, and worked as CFO in the company. He also worked as Director of the Organisation Service of the Bank of Lithuania, Director of the Finance Department and Member of the Management Board of AB Lietuvos Draudimas. 

He has obtained a master in accounting / audit at Vilnius University and gained BMI EMBA, ACCA International Financial Reporting diploma.

Rasa Barisienė
Chief Sales Officer


Rasa Barisienė joined Novaturas in 2022. She has accumulated many years of experience in sales and marketing and has strong background in tourism and aviation industry. Prior to joining the company, R. Barisienė has been the Head of Sales and Marketing for British Airways in Lithuania and Belarus for 9 years, as well as the Manager of the CWT (Carlson Wagonlit Travel) travel agency in Lithuania for 11 years, and later in the Baltic countries. She obtained a masters's degree in Commerce of services at Vilnius University. 


The Board consist of 5 members, of which 2 are independent. The members of the Board of the Company are competent professionals with the needed experience. The Board is elected for 4 years.

Vidas Paliūnas
Member of the Board


Vidas Paliūnas participated in the formation of Novaturas UAB on the basis of a merger of three travel agencies - one of which was "DELTA travel agency," where Vidas Paliūnas was the managing director. In 2009-2018, he was a member of Novaturas' management board. As of February 2018 he is a supervisory council member and since 2020 – the chairman of supervisory council. 

He obtained an IT degree from the Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany.

Ugnius Radvila
Member of the Board


Ugnius Radvila has been with the Company since its establishment. In 1999-2011, he was the manager of Vilnius branch and, since 2011, he has been the consultant of the Company. In 1995- 2004, he was also the tourism director at Interservis kelionių agentūra UAB.
He graduated from the Vilnius University, Faculty of Communication, with a master’s degree in Communication and Information (International communication programme).

Andrius Jurkonis
Member of the Board


Andrius Jurkonis manages investment fund Axia Capital Fund and is a certified financial analyst. He has accumulated many years of experience in management positions at Euroapotheca, VST, “wedbank. A. Jurkonis has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in economics from Vilnius University. He is currently the director of New Pharma CEE, a partner of UAB Blue flight, UAB Gusania. He holds no shares of the Company.

Virginijus Lepeška
Member of the Board


Virginijus Lepeška is Chairman of the Board and Consultant of the management consulting and training company OVC Consulting. Has accumulated extensive experience in organizational consulting, corporate governance, strategic management. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Board and the Supervisory Board in various companies. Virginijus Lepeška has a doctorate in social sciences (psychology) from Vilnius University. He is currently a member of the Board of UAB Svenheim, a member of the Board of UAB Alma littera and a member of the Advisory Board of UAB Ruptela. He is also a member of the board of the Child Support Center. Has no shares in the company.

Rytis Šūmakaris
Member of the Board


Rytis Šūmakaris is one of the co-founders of AB “Novaturas” and supporting partner since 2001. During the 18 years within the company Rytis has contributed significantly to building “Novaturas” business, expansion in the Baltics, securing leading positions in all three markets. Rytis also owns accommodation service company “Nidos namai”.

He has graduated from the Kaunas University of Technology with bachelor’s degree in Radio electronics.